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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
ratings at 57%, the president. other than the blip that he got after the navy seals operation against osama bin laden, that is the highest in three and a half years. the republican brand as a party remains an albatross around people's necks and the republicans have seen throughout this debate as people who are apparently willing to raise taxes on 98% of americans in order to shelter the 2% for paying any more. and i just think that argument and the dynamics politically against them there is a sense of inevitability that the rates are going to go. i agree with david on the necessary door-- necessity of a delicate touchlt i don't think john boehner has control over his caucus right now. i'm not sure he can sell a tax increase, even if it does involve entitlement taming of the spending of future spending on entitlements. i think he's in a tough bind. i think they have the goodwill but i'm not sure the votes. >> woodruff: you're saying the president in your mind clearly has the upper hand. >> the upper advantage and upper hand. and the question is, i mean is he going to be sensitive to bo
PBS
Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
is one who did not desert. as a member of the irish merchant navy, he was captured by german forces and sent to a concentration camp. he experienced many horrors, but he survived. today, he says only one thing matters -- reconciliation, and that includes the deserters >> it is very hard for us to understand. because, i mean, the irish are always known for they like to fight, and that was a fight for the irish. i hope they get their pardon very soon. >> now, the irish government has officially apologize, and the defense minister has pledged to pardon all deserters this year. at last, after 67 years, philip fairing to no longer needs to be afraid. >> the bill is expected to go through the irish parliament soon. some called pigeons fly in rats. others think of pigeons as the symbol of the peace movement. in any case, the capital of pigeons is in turkey where on the syrian border, the tradition of pigeon breeding dates back more than 700 years. >> it is a clock in the morning. time to open up the furniture shop. before doing that, he had to the roof, just as he does every morning. the 5
PBS
Dec 4, 2012 5:30pm PST
not specify where or how. in response, the u.s. navy said none of its unmanned aerial vehicles-- u.a.v.'s-- are missing. and in washington, white house spokesman jay carney raised doubts about tehran's statements. we have no evidence that the iranian claims you cite are true. i'd refer you to the pentagon's comments this morning for details about this particular type of u.a.v., but again we have no evidence that the iranian claims are true. >> sreenivasan: a year ago, iran did manage to down a c.i.a. drone that apparently crossed the border from afghanistan. and last month, the u.s. military said another drone came under fire by iranver the persian gulf. it s undamaged. in afghanistan, a bomb blast has killed two nato troops in the country's south. the alliance says the attack happened yesterday. it did not provide the nationalities of those killed. so far this year at least 384 international troops have been killed in afghanistan. most of them have been americans. in economic news, the u.s. housing market showed more signs of recovery in a new report by the real estate data firm, core
PBS
Dec 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
will test the navy's missile systems, combat ships and submarines, and iranian-made spy drones. he said the exercises are intended to counter threats from enemy countries. iran carried out similar drills last december and january. officials have said that iran might block the strait. this prompted the u.s. to send a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to the area. analysts say iran will conduct the drills again to keep western countries and the gulf nations in check. >>> the leaders of the six arab gulf states have beeniscuing their defee strategies they agreed to bringheir military forces under a single authority. they also highlighted their concerns about neighbors iran and syria. the gulf cooperation council held a summit meeting in the bahraini capital manama. the leaders said they'll launch a joint military command and try to strengthen regional cooperation. >> translator: we agreed to set up a unified military command. and focus our defense capacities. to counter external threats. >> many gulf states are ruled by sunni muslims, but shias are staging anti-government campaigns in
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 5:00pm PST
for the south korean navy have found what they believe is the first stage of the rocket. a defense ministry spokesperson says the sailors located the debris in the yellow sea about an hour and a half after the launch. ministry officials released photos and this video of the operation. the sailors found a 10-meter section of fuselage, the word korean for milky way was written on the side. that's the name of the rocket that the north koreans sent up. they say the debris was par of the first stage. theyay the sailors tried to tie a rope afterward around the section but it sank. they'll try to salvage it when the ocean is calmer. >> translator: we expected to be able to learn more about the north korean rocket by analyzing the first stage debris. >> some south koreans have criticized the defense ministry for failing to anticipate the launch. >>> japanese people have many issues to consider before voting in the general election on sunday. one involves opening up their markets. politicians are divided over whether japan should join the trans pacific partnership. the free-trade agreement
PBS
Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
the city's economy is tied to defense spending. and in response to sea level rise, the navy has been replacing 14 piers at a cost of $35 million to $40 million apiece. >> sea level here is coming up for lots of reasons. there is no reason for it to go down. it just keeps coming up. >> reporter: larry atkinson heads the climate change and sea level rise institute at old dominion university. >> there is anecdotal evidence and there is real evidence that we have from the tide gauges we have. we can measure this. the science is simple. >> reporter: atkinson is part of a team of scientists the state of virginia has hired to study flooding. an early draft of the bill in the state assembly that funded the study drew criticism from some conservatives. the virginia tea party described the study on its website as: "more wasted tax dollars for more ridiculous studies designed to separate us from our money and control all land and water use." the final bill avoided the phrases sea level rise and climate change and won overwhelming bipartisan support this year. >> some people have tried to spin i
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